GHRN member publications: Full list
The full list of over 100 publications by GHRN members is available here. This list is updated frequently, but recently published or submitted publications may not yet be included from all of our individual partners. This list can be used as a resource to help researchers interested in global respiratory health.
GHRN Partner Publications
Asthma Symptoms, Knowledge, and Perception in Sub-Saharan African Adolescents - Preliminary Results of the Achieving Control of Asthma in Children in Africa (ACACIA) Study
Proof of Concept for Deriving Physical Activity (PA) Intensity Levels from Field-Based Walking Tests
Physical Activity (PA) of People Living with Post-Tuberculosis Lung Disease (pTBLD) in Uganda
Needs and perceptions of patients and healthcare providers about Pulmonary Rehabilitation in India
Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep of Sri Lankan adults living with COPD: cross-sectional study
Accelerometer adherence and physical activity levels for adults living with post-TB lung disease in Uganda
The lived experiences of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) to inform Home Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation (HBPR) in Delhi, India: A Qualitative Study
A Case for Unifying Accelerometry-Derived Movement Behaviors and Tests of Exercise Capacity for the Assessment of Relative Physical Activity Intensity.
A feasibility trial of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD in a low resource setting: Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
A Survey of the Training and Working Arrangements of General Practitioners Providing Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Care in a Rural Area of Maharashtra State
Accuracy of non-physician health workers in respiratory rate measurement to identify paediatric pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis
A study protocol and design for the assessment of paediatric pneumonia from X-Ray images using deep learning
A Call for Action on Chronic Respiratory Diseases within Physical Activity Policies, Guidelines and Action Plans: Let's Move!
Deriving personalised physical activity intensity thresholds by merging accelerometry with field-based walking tests: Implications for pulmonary rehabilitation.
Systematic Review of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep Among Adults Living with Chronic Respiratory Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Behavioural support and nicotine replacement therapy for smokeless tobacco cessation: protocol for a pilot randomised-controlled multi-country trial.
Developing a video expert panel as a reference standard to evaluate respiratory rate counting in paediatric pneumonia diagnosis: protocol for a cross-sectional study.
Working as frontline health facilitators, service providers, program supporters, and social health activists in Indian hilly terrain areas: A qualitative study of accredited social health activists' experiences before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psychological health and wellbeing of primary healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia: a longitudinal qualitative study.
Feasibility of supported self-management with a pictorial action plan to improve asthma control.
Mapping national information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure to the requirements of potential digital health interventions in low- and middle-income countries.
Effectiveness of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Digital auscultation as a diagnostic aid to detect childhood pneumonia: A systematic review.
Barriers to and Facilitators of Asthma Care For Malaysian Hajj Pilgrims: A Qualitative Study.
Chronic respiratory disease surveys in adults in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic scoping review of methodological approaches and outcomes.
Community-based asthma assessment in young children: adaptations for a multicentre longitudinal study in South Asia.
Insights into how Malaysian adults with limited health literacy self-manage and live with asthma: A Photovoice qualitative study.
Accuracy and economic evaluation of screening tests for undiagnosed COPD among hypertensive individuals in Brazil.
The RECHARGE-IPCRG ‘Teach the Teacher’ programme: building capacity for pulmonary rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries
Feasibility of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme for patients with symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Georgia: a single-site, randomised controlled trial from the Breathe Well Group.
Community lung health service design for COPD patients in China by the Breathe Well group
Exploring the need for, and design of, a community lung health service for COPD patients in China: a mixed method study. Findings from the Breathe Well group
Theory of Planned Behaviour Based Interventions for Health Behaviour Change in Chronic Diseases Among Low Health-literacy Population: Protocol for a Systematic Review
Barriers and challenges of implementing pulmonary rehabilitation in Malaysia: Stakeholders' perspectives.
Digital auscultation as a novel childhood pneumonia diagnostic tool for community clinics in Sylhet, Bangladesh: protocol for a cross-sectional study.
Global, regional, and national prevalence of, and risk factors for, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2019: a systematic review and modelling analysis.
Estimating the price elasticity of demand for cigarettes in South Africa using the Deaton approach.
Culturally adapted pulmonary rehabilitation for adults living with post-tuberculosis lung disease in Kyrgyzstan: protocol for a randomised controlled trial with blinded outcome measures.
Developing Appropriate Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services in Sri Lanka: Assessment of People Living with COPD and Healthcare Providers in Urban and Semi Urban Areas in Sri Lanka.
The untapped potential of physical activity monitoring for quality assurance of field-based walking tests in clinical respiratory trials.
Prevalence of hypoxaemia in children with pneumonia in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hypoxaemia prevalence and its adverse clinical outcomes among children hospitalised with WHO-defined severe pneumonia in Bangladesh.
Predictors for detecting chronic respiratory diseases in community surveys: A pilot cross-sectional survey in four South and South East Asian low- and middle-income countries.
Development of an educational intervention to reduce the burden of adult chronic lung disease in rural India: Inputs from a qualitative study.
Clinical effectiveness and components of Home-pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic respiratory diseases: a systematic review protocol.
Engaging with stakeholders for community-based health research in India: Lessons learnt, challenges and opportunities.
Operational definitions of paediatric asthma used in epidemiological studies: A systematic review.
Facilitators and barriers to the implementation of improved solid fuel cookstoves and clean fuels in low-income and middle-income countries: an umbrella review
Stakeholders' views of supporting asthma management in schools with a school-based asthma programme for primary school children: a qualitative study in Malaysia.
Discriminative Accuracy of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Screening Instruments in 3 Low- and Middle-Income Country Settings.
Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Unmet Needs and Future Considerations.
Household Air Pollution and Respiratory Health in Rural Crete, Greece: A Cross-Sectional FRESH AIR Study
Strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COPD in low- and middle- income countries: the importance of primary care.
Accuracy and cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies for identifying undiagnosed COPD among primary care patients (≥40 years) in China: a cross-sectional screening test accuracy study: findings from the Breathe Well group.
Clinical Characteristics, Treatment Patterns and Economic Burden of COPD in Kyrgyzstan: A FRESH AIR Study
Developing an Asthma Self-management Intervention Through a Web-Based Design Workshop for People With Limited Health Literacy: User-Centered Design Approach.
Sociocultural influences on asthma self-management in a multicultural society: A qualitative study amongst Malaysian adults.
A randomized controlled feasibility trial (RCT) of a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programme for symptomatic COPD Patients in Georgia: A Breathe Well study
Assessing the opinions of Healthcare Practitioners in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) on ways to support people recovering from COVID-19: A Nigeria Study.
Can Yoga complement Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? A cultural adaption of PR in India
Medical workers’ views on how to provide support for COVID-19 survivors with ongoing symptom burden
Patient and Public Involvement (PPI): Showcasing the benefit of involving people with chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) in their own care during the COVID-19 pandemic in India
Perspectives of COVID-19 survivors in Kyrgyzstan on how best to support their recovery following infection
Sentiments of healthcare professionals (HCPs) to support the recovery of COVID-19 survivors with ongoing symptoms in Sri Lanka
Training needs assessment for data management and sharing in global respiratory health research
Screening for undiagnosed COPD; accuracy of different strategies among hypertensive patients in Brazil: a Breathe Well study
Screening for undiagnosed COPD; accuracy of different strategies among primary care patients in China: Breathe Well study
Specialist to non-specialist teleconsultations in chronic respiratory disease management: A systematic review
Barriers to implementing asthma self-management in Malaysian primary care: qualitative study exploring the perspectives of healthcare professionals.
Health Workers' Practices in Assessment and Management of Children with Respiratory Symptoms in Primary Care Facilities in Uganda: A FRESH AIR Descriptive Study.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of patients and healthcare professionals regarding oral health and COPD in São Paulo, Brazil: a qualitative study.
School-based self-management interventions for asthma among primary school children: a systematic review.
Interplaying role of healthcare activist and homemaker: a mixed-methods exploration of the workload of community health workers (Accredited Social Health Activists) in India.
A systematic approach to context-mapping to prepare for health interventions: development and validation of the SETTING-tool in four countries.
Identification of Policy Priorities to Address the Burden of Smokeless Tobacco in Pakistan: A Multimethod Analysis.
Compliance of Oral Snuff (Naswar) Packaging and Sales Practices with National Tobacco Control Laws and the Relevant Articles of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.
Global RECHARGE: Establishing a standard international data set for pulmonary rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries.
Community health worker-based mobile health (mHealth) approaches for improving management and caregiver knowledge of common childhood infections: A systematic review.
Engaging with stakeholders in a research programme to promote implementation of pulmonary rehabilitation in Bangladesh: Challenges and opportunities.
Systematic review of clinical effectiveness, components, and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation in low-resource settings.
Protocol for the cultural adaptation of pulmonary rehabilitation and subsequent testing in a randomised controlled feasibility trial for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Sri Lanka.
A study to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies for identifying undiagnosed COPD amongst residents (≥40 years) in four cities in China: protocol for a multicenter cross-sectional study. On behalf of the Breat
Assessing the knowledge and enthusiasm for Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Uganda: Global RECHARGE
Opinion and practice of pulmonary rehabilitation amongst health care providers in selected areas of Sri Lanka
The opinions of people living with chronic respiratory disease (CRD) and healthcare professionals (HCPs) about Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) in Kyrgyzstan
What should Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) look like for people with post-tuberculosis lung disease (PTBLD) in Kyrgyzstan?
Evaluation of Pneumococcal Serotyping of Nasopharyngeal-Carriage Isolates by Latex Agglutination, Whole-Genome Sequencing (PneumoCaT), and DNA Microarray in a High-Pneumococcal-Carriage-Prevalence Population in Malawi
Prevalence and Economic Burden of Respiratory Diseases in Central Asia and Russia: A Systematic Review.
Gaps in COPD guidelines of low- and middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review.
Implementing a context-driven awareness programme addressing household air pollution and tobacco: a FRESH AIR study.
The predictors of cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco consumption and use of both forms in adolescents in South Asia: a secondary analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Surveys (GYTS).
Measuring Air Quality for Advocacy in Africa (MA3): Feasibility and Practicality of Longitudinal Ambient PM<sub>2.5</sub> Measurement Using Low-Cost Sensors.
Solid fuel users' perceptions of household solid fuel use in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review.
Continuing professional education for general practitioners on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: feasibility of a blended learning approach in Bangladesh.
Diagnostic accuracy of combined thoracic and cardiac sonography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Assessing the impact of tobacco control policies on smokeless tobacco uptake and use among secondary school students in South Asia: protocol for a feasibility study of conducting longitudinal surveys
How young children learn independent asthma self-management: a qualitative study in Malaysia.
Implementing smokeless tobacco control policy in Pakistan: a qualitative study among Naswar supply chain actors.
Global burden of disease due to smokeless tobacco consumption in adults: an updated analysis of data from 127 countries.
Factors associated with previous quit attempts and motivation to quit, amongst primary care patients who are current smokers in Macedonia: a Breathe Well study
Pneumonia and Exposure to Household Air Pollution in Children Under the Age of 5 Years in Rural Malawi: Findings From the Cooking and Pneumonia Study.
Etiology of Pediatric Meningitis in West Africa Using Molecular Methods in the Era of Conjugate Vaccines against Pneumococcus, Meningococcus, and <i>Haemophilus influenzae</i> Type b.
Use of seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines in older adults to reduce COVID-19 mortality.
Within-host microevolution of Streptococcus pneumoniae is rapid and adaptive during natural colonisation.
Smokeless tobacco control in India: policy review and lessons for high-burden countries.
Compliance of smokeless tobacco supply chain actors and products with tobacco control laws in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: protocol for a multicentre sequential mixed-methods study.
Access to health care for people with disabilities in rural Malawi: what are the barriers?
A systematic review of interventions addressing limited health literacy to improve asthma self-management.
Exploring the need for, and design of, a community “lung health” service for COPD patients in China: A Mixed Methods Study-A Breathe Well study
Global RECHARGE: Establishing a standard international dataset for pulmonary rehabilitation in low-and middle-income countries
High residual carriage of vaccine-serotype Streptococcus pneumoniae after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Malawi.
Implementing lung health interventions in low- and middle-income countries - a FRESH AIR systematic review and meta-synthesis.
Patient and public involvement in research: from tokenistic box ticking to valued team members.
The whole blood phagocytosis assay: a clinically relevant test of neutrophil function and dysfunction in community-acquired pneumonia.
A situational analysis of tobacco control in Ghana: progress, opportunities and challenges.
Practical actions for fostering cross-disciplinary global health research: lessons from a narrative literature review.
Effectiveness of Combining Feedback about Lung Age or Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Levels with Very Brief Advice (VBA) and Support for Smoking Cessation in Primary Care Compared to Giving VBA and Support Alone – Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial withi
Achieving Control of Asthma in Children in Africa (ACACIA): protocol of an observational study of children's lung health in six sub-Saharan African countries.
Non-communicable respiratory disease and air pollution exposure in Malawi: a prospective cohort study.
Patient outcomes associated with post-tuberculosis lung damage in Malawi: a prospective cohort study.
State-of-the-art in the pneumococcal field: Proceedings of the 11<sup>th</sup> International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-11).
Let's stop dumping cookstoves in local communities. It's time to get implementation right.
Direct costs of illness of patients with chronic cough in rural Malawi-Experiences from Dowa and Ntchisi districts.
Distinct climate influences on the risk of typhoid compared to invasive non-typhoid Salmonella disease in Blantyre, Malawi.
The socioeconomic burden of chronic lung disease in low-resource settings across the globe - an observational FRESH AIR study.
Determinants of high residual post-PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine-type carriage in Blantyre, Malawi: a modelling study.
Towards 'a balanced delegation' or enhancing global health governance? Analysis of parties' participation in the Conference of the Parties to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Lung health and exposure to air pollution in Malawian children (CAPS): a cross-sectional study.
Performance of emergency surgical front of neck airway access by head and neck surgeons, general surgeons, or anaesthetists: an in situ simulation study.
Palliative care within universal health coverage: the Malawi Patient-and-Carer Cancer Cost Survey.
A Novel Assay for Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation Independently Predicts Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Mortality in Critically Ill Patients.
Adapting Very Brief Advice (VBA) on smoking for use in low-resource settings: experience from the FRESH AIR project
Prevalence and risk factors for initiating tobacco and alcohol consumption in adolescents living in urban and rural Ethiopia.
Effects and acceptability of implementing improved cookstoves and heaters to reduce household air pollution: a FRESH AIR study.
Building capacity for applied research to reduce tobacco-related harm in low and middle income countries: protocol for the Tobacco Control Capacity Programme (TCCP), Journal of Global Health Reports.
Feasibility and acceptability of a midwife-led health education strategy to reduce exposure to biomass smoke among pregnant women in Uganda, A FRESH AIR project.
Microinvasion by Streptococcus pneumoniae induces epithelial innate immunity during colonisation at the human mucosal surface.
A pilot study to assess compliance and impact of health warnings on tobacco products in the Udupi district of Karnataka State, India.
Opinions and Practise of Pulmonary rehabilitation amongst health care providers in selected areas of Sri Lanka
The importance of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the International RECHARGE project
Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation an acceptable method of care for patients with COPD? Results from Sri Lanka
Medical staff’s perceptions and opinions on pulmonary rehabilitation to inform service development
Protocol for a systematic review of interventions addressing health literacy to improve asthma self-management.
Systematic scoping review protocol of methodologies of chronic respiratory disease surveys in low/middle-income countries.
Sustaining pneumococcal vaccination after transitioning from Gavi support: a modelling and cost-effectiveness study in Kenya.
Systematic review (protocol) of clinical effectiveness and models of care of low-resource pulmonary rehabilitation.
Smokeless tobacco control in 180 countries across the globe: call to action for full implementation of WHO FCTC measures.
Asthma in children under 5 years in rural Kyrgyzstan: a diagnostic vacuum? A qualitative FRESH AIR study
COPD's early origins in low-and-middle income countries: what are the implications of a false start?
Perceptions of complementary/alternative medicine use and influence on evidence-based asthma medicine adherence in Malaysian children.
Establishing a pulmonary rehabilitation programme in primary care in Greece: A FRESH AIR implementation study.
Setting research priorities for global respiratory medicine within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit in Respiratory Health (RESPIRE).
RESPIRE: The National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Global Respiratory Health Unit.
Household Air Pollution Is Associated with Chronic Cough but Not Hemoptysis after Completion of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment in Adults, Rural Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Author Correction: Recurrent lower respiratory illnesses among young children in rural Kyrgyzstan: overuse of antibiotics and possible under-diagnosis of asthma. A qualitative FRESH AIR study.
Can a rapid prioritisation process be used to identify health research priorities in low and middle income countries (LMICs)?
Identifying undiagnosed COPD amongst the general population in China: a screening test accuracy study (protocol)
Effectiveness of an adapted pulmonary rehabilitation intervention to improve health-related life quality of symptomatic COPD patients in Georgia: RCT protocol
Effectiveness of different models of smoking cessation advice for improving quit rates in Macedonia: a randomized controlled trial (protocol)
Identifying undiagnosed COPD in patients with systemic arterial hypertension in Brazil: a screening test accuracy study (protocol)
Recurrent lower respiratory illnesses among young children in rural Kyrgyzstan: overuse of antibiotics and possible under-diagnosis of asthma. A qualitative FRESH AIR study.
Effect of Maternally Derived Anti-protein and Anticapsular IgG Antibodies on the Rate of Acquisition of Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Pneumococcus in Newborns.
Prevalence and impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a rural area of Uganda
FRESH AIR: an implementation research project funded through Horizon 2020 exploring the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic respiratory diseases in low-resource settings
The GHRN acknowledges the contributions of Dominique Balharry (Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health [RESPIRE]), Peymané Adab (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Global COPD in Primary Care [Breathe Well]), Mauricio L Barreto (CIDACS, Salvador, Brazil; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities), Linda Bauld (Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; on behalf of the GCRF funded Tobacco Control Capacity Programme [TCCP]), Philip Cooper (St George’s University of London, London, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Asthma Attacks Causes and Prevention Study in Urban Latin America [ATTACK]), Alvaro Cruz (Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil; on behalf of the ATTACK NIHR Global Health Research Group), Fiona M Davidson (Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; on behalf of the GCRF funded Tobacco Control Capacity Programme [TCCP]), Peter Dodd (School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK), Alexandra Enocson (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; on behalf of the Breathe Well NIHR Global Health Research), Jonathan Grigg (Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Achieving Control of Asthma in Children In Africa [ACACIA]), Maria Y Ichihara (CIDACS, Salvador, Brazil; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities), Steven Kuo (University College London, London, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Mucosal Pathogens [MPRU]), Brenda Kwambana-Adams (University College London, London, UK; on behalf of the MPRU NIHR Global Health Research Unit), Alastair H Leyland (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities), Kevin Mortimer (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and TB in Africa [IMPALA]), Gioia Mosler (Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; on behalf of the ACACIA NIHR Global Health Research Group), Mark Orme (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Respiratory Rehabilitation [Global RECHARGE]), Anne Readshaw (Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group to Address Smokeless Tobacco and build Research capacity in South Asia [ASTRA]), Martina Savio (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK; on behalf of the NIHR IMPALA Global Health Research Unit), Kamran Siddiqi (Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, UK; On behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group to Address Smokeless Tobacco and build Research capacity in South Asia [ASTRA]), Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla (International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)), Sally Singh (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; on behalf of the NIHR Global RECHARGE Global Health Research Group), Bertie Squire (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK; On behalf of the NIHR IMPALA Global Health Research Unit).